Connected Speech - Australian Version
10 to Adult
Speech Australian Version is an interactive multimedia program designed
for ESL / EFL learners who want to improve the effectiveness of their
spoken communication in Australian-English.
There is a growing recognition of the need for explicit pronunciation
teaching for English language learners and Connected Speech is the answer.
Three Levels of English
Connected Speech includes three levels of English language from
lower intermediate to advanced English, on the one CD.
This is the Australian-English version and is suitable for all
ESL students and schools in Australia and Asia Pacific.
There are also Northern American or British English versions of Connected
Speech. If you require information on these, please contact
Speaking and Being Understood
Connected Speech changes your intonation so your speech sounds much
more natural to an English speaker.
This program focuses on the 'song' of English - how we link words,
word and sentence stress, how and where we change pitch and how and
where we pause. If you can do that, you will sound more natural and
much easier to understand. Not only will your words be understood, so
will your meaning.
How is Connected Speech different from other Pronunciation
It is based on the natural, informal and unscripted speech
that English language learners are exposed to in everyday life.
Learners are provided with clear, context-specific visual and
auditory feedback on their spoken production. This is unlike
most other pronunciation programs where the onus for interpretation
is placed on the learner.
It provides a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning the
essential skills required for the ESL learner to clearly and effectively
express themselves and to more easily comprehend spoken English.
And finally, for the first time learners see how the theoretical
aspects of pronunciation are applied to natural spoken language.
a look at Connected Speech
here to take an on-line tour of Connected Speech.
To see screen shots, please click
Speaking, Pronunciation and Communication Features:
Using extended passages of natural speech and structured activities,
Connected Speech focuses on pause groups, pitch change
or intonation, word and sentence stress, linking, syllables
and the IPA, and their importance to understanding, and being understood,
in spoken English.
To see examples of screen shots and exercises
in Connected Speech. Click here
How You Improve Your English with Connected Speech:
Connected Speech brings together the theory of English pronunciation
and the practice of natural speech.
There are nine speakers with a range of speaking styles.
Six modules include:
Syllables and Word Stress,
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
There are 27 video clips with optional transcripts and hot words,
providing interesting, relevant and thought-provoking source
material which learners analyse and later imitate.
Activities are based on extended passages of natural speech. All
activities may be done in Learn or Test Mode and they may
be also printed as worksheets.
Over 300 hours of interactive language and pronunciation
There are 18 comprehensive Tutorials that clearly demonstrate
the importance of each of the pronunciation skills covered in Connected
Tutorials, speech recording feedback and test results may be printed.
36 additional exercises, with tests for skills consolidation.
Connected Speech is Australian made, easy to use, effective and
- Multimedia computer
with Windows® (Windows Me, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7, 8).
- Recommended hardware, processor and RAM
for your version of Windows®.
- Microphone, speakers/headphones.
- Install program only: 40 MB hard disk
- Install program and copy CDROM to hard
disk (multi-user licences only): 640 MB
Australian schools may purchase on 14 day account. FAX
all School Orders to (02) 9453 9266.
Alternatively, you may send an order
on-line, or download a school
order form. Thank you.
schools are required to prepaid by cheque, direct deposit or credit
Click here to see ordering details.
|| Prices $AUS
Home / Student Single
1 WIN CD ROM
or Download version
1 WIN CD ROM
or Download version
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Includes 1 Network CD & licence agreement.
Prices on application - call English Software.
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